Timeline - 1845

  • November 25: Central rail road  reaches Battle Creek from Marshall. [MCR-75/MDOT]

  • March 28: Charter for Michigan Central Railroad approved. [DWS]

  • The Jackson Mining Company of Jackson, Michigan, opens the Jackson (Iron) Mine in the Marquette Range near Teal Lake and Negaunee. [DWS/MSL]


Timeline Key:

  • Railroad event in Michigan
  • Event relating to mining
  • Event related to car ferries
  • Event outside of Michigan
  • Improvement in Technology
  • Railroad built or extended
  • Railroad abandoned and/or removed
  • Economic panic or depression